Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders: Physicians & Staff

Patient with Dr. Wagner

The Center for Genetic Muscle Disorders is staffed by an interdisciplinary team of professionals with extensive experience in the care of children and adults with disabilities, as well as clinicians and basic scientists who have dedicated their careers to understanding the biology of muscle disorders and discovering better treatments:

Patient Care

Kathryn Wagner, M.D., Ph.D.

Diana Escolar, M.D.

Doris Leung, M.D.

Jessica Nance, M.D.

W. Reid Thompson, M.D.
Pediatric Cardiologist

Daniel Judge, M.D.
Adult Cardiologist

Sharon McGrath-Morrow, M.D.
Pediatric Pulmonologist

Charles Wiener, M.D.
Adult Pulmonologist

Emily Germain-Lee, M.D.

Julie Cohen, M.S.
Genetic Counselor

Susan Shiaffino, M.D.
Occupational Therapist

Jennifer Mosier, M.S., OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

Carly Matichak, P.T., DPT
Physical/Aquatic Therapist

Nikia Stinson, P.T., DPT
Physical Therapist

Michael Munchel, B.S.N.
Nurse Clinician

Meghan Moore, B.S.N.
Nurse Clinician

Mary Lasseth
Clinical Associate


Genila Bibat, M.D.
Research Associate

Mary Yep
Clinical Research Coordinator

Hema Chagarlamudi
Research Assistant

Naili Liu, DVM
Research Technician

Jyothi Mula
Lab Technician III

Kenneth Estrellas
Graduate Student

Adam Moyer, M.S.
Graduate Student

Tracy Zhang, M.S.
Graduate Student

Jessica Miciak
Masters Student

Melanie Branagan
Manager, Medical Program Operations, Musculoskeletal Programs

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